The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Fri 22 Feb - Brian Downey's Alive and Dangerous
Fri 8 Mar - Tiderays
Sat 9 Mar - DURANanDURAN
Sat 16 Mar - McFleetwood
Fri 5 Apr - Afterglow
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
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For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Friday 22 February
Brian Downey's Alive and DangerousBrian Downey's Alive and Dangerous

plus Boneshaker

Legendary Thin Lizzy Drummer Brian Downey brings his new band to Dumfries as part of their UK and European Tour.
 In 2016 Downey recruited the nucleus of Irish band The Low Riders: 
Matt Wilson (Bass/lead vocals) Phil Edgar (Lead guitar/vocals) Brian Grace (Lead guitar/vocals) and the line-up debuted at The Vibe For Philo in Dublin. 
All three lads grew up steeped in Lizzy's music and the band's sound as authentic as you will hear.

 Some may be familiar with The Low Riders as they played Dumfries in 2013 and Matt & Phil on several occasions with their fledgling band Tizz Lizzy. 
Come along to The Venue and experience BRIAN DOWNEY'S ALIVE AND DANGEROUS play the bulk of the seminal Live And Dangerous album as well as one or two surprises. A rare opportunity to experience the inspirational Man At The Back, Mr Brian Downey!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £15 from Barnstorm or online (+bf). Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 8 March
TideraysTiderays

plus Austin Miller & Kate Kyle

‘Audibly a force to be reckoned with…’ RaveChild 2017

Since they began in January 2017, Tiderays have established themselves on both a local level, selling out their debut EP launch, and on the Scottish music scene as a whole. Taking influence from bands such as Frightened Rabbit, Fatherson and Bon Iver, the band have amalgamated these influences with their own personal musical backgrounds, ultimately creating a truly original Scottish indie rock sound.
Their ever growing track record of gigs is one to be respected. After continuous live shows in their hometown of Dumfries, the four piece have began to merge with the scenes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle supporting bands such as The Estrons. They also excelled at putting on their own headline show in Scotland’s music capital with support from some of the best up and coming acts Glasgow has to offer.
As well as performing at reputable venues around the country, Tiderays have also been involved in larger-scale events. They took to the stage during the Big Burns Supper Arts Festival in Dumfries at the start of the year alongside Scottish legend Eddi Reader and a host of other acts to toast the bard. The band have since went on to make their debut music festival appearance at Electric Fields Festival, sharing the stage with A-list acts such as Glass Animals and Dizzee Rascal while maintaining a modest approach to their music.

Tiderays’ primary task for now is to record and release some new tracks with a view to releasing a debut album in the near future in addition to supporting Shawn James towards the end of the year.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £8. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 9 March
DURANanDURANDURANanDURAN

DURANanDURAN are Scotland’s premier Duran Duran tribute band. Recreating the original classic line-up and bringing you all the big hits from Planet Earth to Paper Gods, 4 decades of perfect pop songs are covered by brilliant musicians and fans of the band. Catch Jack LeBon, Paul, Steve and Gary Taylor and Alan Rhodes live to experience a top night of fantastic hit songs and often some surprises along the way.

The band have been going strong for 8 years now, although this new improved line-up have been together for a year when it was decided to use a live keyboard player to enhance the experience for the gig goers. Playing the likes of Oran Mor and SWG3 in Glasgow, along with the o2 Arena in Newcastle, you can be sure this is a band who love playing the big shows with their big sound.

Not to be missed.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £8. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 16 March
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood

**Tickets from 15th September 2018 will be valid on this night**

Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, MCFLEETWOOD perform the classic sounds of FLEETWOOD MAC by recreating the finger picking styles of Lindsey Buckingham, the beautiful smokey tones of Stevie Nicks and the stunning elegance of Christine McVie, backed by a rhythm section who bring to life the solid grooves of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. MCFLEETWOOD'S energetic performances will satisfy Mac fans old and new with classic hits such as Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Dreams, You Make Lovin' Fun, Gypsy, Little Lies, The Chain and many more.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £12 on the door, £10 in advance from Barnstorm.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 5 April
AfterglowAfterglow

GENESIS TRIBUTE BAND

The idea behind Afterglow is to cover the music Genesis played once Phil Collins took on vocal duties. The earlier Gabriel period is well supported by numerous tribute bands but there isn't much opportunity to hear those later tracks that are equally popular with most Genesis fans.
Afterglow are not the kind of tribute act that attempts to reenact a particular tour or even look like the original artists but rather to recreate the music that Genesis played over the years. So don't expect costumes or Mellotrons catching fire. Do expect to hear the music played with authentic sounds and fastidious detail. Everything from A Trick of the Tail right up to We Can't Dance... with a few oldies thrown in for good measure!



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 20 April
Blackmore's BloodBlackmore's Blood

Deep Purple / Rainbow Tribute act

Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies, eighties and again in the nineties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

Since their first gig in early 2016, Blackmore’s Blood’s reputation for presenting the most authentic tribute to the genius, flamboyance and flair of Ritchie from those rock years of Deep Purple and Rainbow, incorporating not only the true sound of the man himself but also the showmanship recreated in true Ritchie style, has lead to increasing successes and a demand for even more shows nationwide.

The band share an unequalled determination, commitment and passion to reproduce the look and sound of Deep Purple and Rainbow that fans of these two great bands want to see and hear. On vocals, Jim is a powerhouse. With the ability to recreate the passion of Gillan, the soulfulness of Coverdale and the spine tingling, breath taking power of Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet. Phil on Bass and Keith on Drums provide the perfect rhythm section, pulling the band together with pinpoint accuracy. Andy on Keyboards has been a follower and fan of the late great Jon Lord for many years giving him inspiration and the conviction to honour and emulate the sound of the great man himself. On guitar we have Mal who has studied and perfected his style and ability to mirror that of Ritchie for over 20 years. Blackmore’s Blood is Mal’s concept and the name comes from the fact that Mal is a true blood relative of Ritchie Blackmore. He has the look of him and an unrivalled ability to play and sound like him too. With support and acknowledgement from personnel who have worked closely with Ritchie during the past 40 years and more, it is clear why they say this band’s own Ritchie, really is the closest and the finest tribute to Ritchie Blackmore anyone is likely to see.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Sunday 21 April
Goggsie's Midnight ScunnersGoggsie's Midnight Scunners

Goggsie's Midnight Scunners return for their annual Easter Sunday bash at The Venue.

***TICKETS FOR THIS GIG ARE EXPECTED TO SELL OUT, PLEASE BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FROM BARNSTORM RECORDS (Queensberry Street)***


From 3pm - 8pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £6. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 26 April
TurbyneTurbyne

plus A Ritual Spirit & Kilonova  plus Ashen Reach

Having secured an opening slot at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018, Dumfries progressive metallers Turbyne blew the roof off the New Blood Stage in spectacular style last summer and set the standard for all bands to follow.
Known for their dual vocal, high energy performances Turbyne return to The Venue for an intimate hometown show on Friday 26th April bringing three fellow BOA18 bands along with them for the ride.
This is definitely a night not to be missed!
£5 on the door.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £5. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 11 May
The Straits UKThe Straits UK

The UKs No.1 Dire Straits Tribute Band.

Founded in 2018, The Straits UK are made up of five musicians all with a passion for delivering quality music and performance every time.

Residing in the North East of England, the idea to form a tribute to Dire Straits originated with the frontman and drummer, who happen to be father and son. They have both been life long Dire Straits fans, meaning attention to detail is second to none.

Performing all the hits from The Dire Straits back catalogue, with authenticity that has been likened to ‘listening to the real thing’ by many.

Come with us to experience and re-live the unmistakable guitar and keyboard sounds of the Alchemy, Wembley ’85, On Every Street tours and much more!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets online £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 18 May
Maiden EnglandMaiden England

Recently reformed and historically acclaimed Iron Maiden tribute band Maiden England are bringing a whole new Maiden Experience to the road, in the style of the old. The current show runs through the entirety of the iconic bands first 2 albums, Killers, and Iron Maiden which featured original front man Paul Di’anno. A blissful execution of early Maiden classics, Phantom of the opera, Killers, Prowler, Wratchchild, Murders in the rue morgue, Running free, Iron Maiden, and many more. A hard hitting classic metal show of epic proportion that is sure to rattle your ancestors, Maiden England The Di’anno Years.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £8. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.